Beacon Academy is the one-of-a kind school that enrolls low-income students of color from the Greater Boston area in an additional year of school between 8th and 9th grades so that they may succeed in elite high schools. A gap year program, Beacon seeks to expose students to academic rigor and increase their levels of social capital through a robust co-curricular program. After the full-time year at Beacon students are supported through graduation from four-year colleges.
Beacon runs like a campaign – every year we have a chance to "win" by helping our students earn scholarships to some of the best high schools in the country. Our small staff is smart, driven, funny, devoted, and extremely hard working.